Automated Solutions for the Submission of REAL ID Source Documents, 60104-60105 [2019-24330]

Download as PDF 60104 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2019 / Notices 0022); SF–429, Real Property Status Report (OMB No. 4040–0016). Abstract: FEMA and State, Tribal and local recipients of FEMA mitigation grant programs will use the information collected to meet the Property Acquisition requirements to implement acquisition activities under the terms of grant agreements for acquisition and relocation activities. FEMA and State/ local grant recipients will also use the information to monitor and enforce the open space requirements for all properties acquired with FEMA mitigation grants. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government; Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,773. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,528. Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $696,085. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: There are no annual costs to respondents’ operations and maintenance costs for technical services. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: There is no annual startup or capital costs. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: The cost to the Federal Government is $687,687. Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Maile Arthur, Acting Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2019–24347 Filed 11–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–47–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 06, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2019–0056] Automated Solutions for the Submission of REAL ID Source Documents Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security is issuing this request for information to receive input on technologies that could assist states and their residents in the digital submission, receipt, and authentication of documents and information applicants must provide when applying for a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 9, 2019. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS– 2019–0056 through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Yonkers, Director, Identity and Credentialing/REAL ID Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Policy, Strategy, and Plans, Washington, DC 20528, 202–447–3274. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing this request for information to receive input on technologies that could assist states and their residents in the digital submission, receipt, and authentication of documents and information applicants must provide when applying for a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card. SUMMARY: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments Interested persons are invited to comment on this notice by submitting written comments, data, or views using the method identified in the ADDRESSES section. DHS encourages you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. If you cannot submit your material by using https:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice for alternate instructions. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov. II. Background and Purpose The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, prohibits federal agencies from accepting for official purposes, a state issued driver’s license or identification card, unless the state is meeting minimum security requirements in the Act and implementing regulations. The REAL ID Act requires applicants for a REAL ID-compliant license or card to present certain identity, and citizenship or lawful status, documentation and for states to verify and retain copies of that information. The REAL ID Act does not specify the mode for presenting the various identity and lawful status and citizenship documentation. However, the regulations include requirements for document authentication and in-person application. DHS is interested in all substantive business and technical proposals that could streamline REAL ID application requirements in a manner that continues to ensure the secure and reliable transmission and receipt of applicant information. DHS is therefore seeking public comment on how the development and deployment of additional capabilities or technologies can assist in streamlining the process for individuals to submit the required documentation and information when applying for a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card. We are interested in concepts that reduce application burden, processing time, and administrative workload, and that effectively ensure security, protect privacy, and manage risk of fraud. We are also interested in concepts that identify the extent to which the additional capabilities or technologies will increase the adoption rate of individuals obtaining REAL IDcompliant identification. In addition, we are interested in any cost data on the purchase, installation, or implementation of these concepts. DHS requests comments from the public and interested stakeholders— including entities engaged in the development, testing, and integration of these concepts—for near, medium, and long-term solutions. DHS will afford significantly greater weight to feedback that identifies specific capabilities and technologies, includes actionable data, or provides viable alternatives that meet statutory objectives and regulatory requirements. Feedback that simply states that a E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2019 / Notices stakeholder feels strongly that DHS make a change, but that does not contain specific information on how the proposed change would streamline the process or reduce burdens, is much less useful to DHS. DHS is looking for new information or new economic (i.e., cost) data to support any proposed changes. DHS will review all submissions to determine the viability of specific proposals to meet the objective of streamlining the application process in accordance with the REAL ID Act and implementing regulations. DHS may contact individual submitters for more information. DHS reserves the right to use and share the information submitted with other federal agencies for purposes related to administering the REAL ID Act and implementing regulations. III. Lists of Questions for Commenters We provide the below list of nonexhaustive questions to assist in the formulation of comments. However, we do not intend for the list to restrict the issues that commenters may address. 1. What capabilities or technologies are available to allow applicants for REAL ID-compliant credentials to submit digitally, or have digitally submitted on their behalf by a trusted third party, the required documents and information to state driver’s licensing agencies? 2. How would states use such capabilities or technologies to authenticate the validity of submitted documents and information? 3. How would states use such capabilities or technologies to verify an applicant’s identity from the documents and information submitted? 4. What would be the cost to a stakeholder to purchase, install, or implement these capabilities or technologies? 5. What is the technical readiness level of the potential capabilities or technologies, where have they already been deployed, for what purposes, and what are the performance results? 6. How would states use such capabilities or technologies to ensure that the information is submitted by the genuine applicant? 7. How would the capabilities or technologies protect against fraud or identity theft? 8. How would such capabilities or technologies protect the privacy of any submitted personally identifiable information? 9. What, if any, new risks may result from the use of these new capabilities or technologies and how can they be effectively be managed? VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 06, 2019 Jkt 250001 10. What security standards should the described capabilities or technologies meet? 11. How would the capabilities or technologies be integrated into existing state application processes and systems? 12. How quickly could the capabilities or technologies be developed and deployed by the states? 13. How will the new capabilities or technologies increase the adoption rate of individuals obtaining REAL IDcompliant identification? The Department issues this notice solely for information and program planning purposes. Responses to this notice do not bind DHS to any further actions related to the response. Dated: November 1, 2019. Chad Wolf, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Under Secretary, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2019–24330 Filed 11–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9M–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2019–N158; FXES11140400000–190–FF04EF2000] Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for the Sand Skink, Blue-Tailed Mole Skink, Eastern Indigo Snake, and Gopher Tortoise; Polk County, FL; Categorical Exclusion Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment and information. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Vulcan Industries, Florida Rock Division, doing business as Florida Rock Industries, Inc. (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed sand skink, blue-tailed mole skink, and eastern indigo snake and also the gopher tortoise, which is a candidate for Federal listing, incidental to land clearing and excavation of sand in Polk County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant’s proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), and the Service’s preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ‘‘low-effect,’’ categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60105 we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review. DATES: We must receive your written comments by December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may obtain copies of the documents by any of the following methods: • Telephone: Elizabeth Landrum, 772–469–4304. • Email: Elizabeth_landrum@fws.gov. • U.S. mail: Elizabeth Landrum, South Florida Ecological Services Field Office, Attn. Vulcan Industries Permit TE16399D–0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960–3559. • In-person: The documents may be reviewed by appointment during normal business hours at the above address. Please call to make an appointment. • Fax: Elizabeth Landrum, 772–562– 4288, Attn.: Permit number ‘‘TE16399D–0.’’ Submitting Comments: If you wish to submit comments on any of the documents, you may do so in writing via the above email address, U.S. mail address, or fax number, or you may hand-deliver comments to the above address during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Landrum, by U.S. mail (see ADDRESSES) or via phone at 772–469– 4304. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce receipt of an application from Vulcan Industries, Florida Rock Division, doing business as Florida Rock Industries, Inc. (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed sand skink (Neoseps reynoldsi), blue-tailed mole skink (Eumeces egregius lividus), and eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi), and also one candidate for Federal listing, the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) (covered species), incidental to land clearing and sand mining (project) in Polk County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant’s proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), and the Service’s preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ‘‘low-effect,’’ categorically excluded under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). To make this determination, we used our E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2019-24330]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2019-0056]


Automated Solutions for the Submission of REAL ID Source 
Documents

AGENCY:  Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security is issuing this request 
for information to receive input on technologies that could assist 
states and their residents in the digital submission, receipt, and 
authentication of documents and information applicants must provide 
when applying for a REAL ID compliant driver's license or 
identification card.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 9, 2019. Comments received after that date will be considered 
to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS-
2019-0056 through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Yonkers, Director, Identity and 
Credentialing/REAL ID Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 
Office of Policy, Strategy, and Plans, Washington, DC 20528, 202-447-
3274.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is 
issuing this request for information to receive input on technologies 
that could assist states and their residents in the digital submission, 
receipt, and authentication of documents and information applicants 
must provide when applying for a REAL ID compliant driver's license or 
identification card.

I. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    Interested persons are invited to comment on this notice by 
submitting written comments, data, or views using the method identified 
in the ADDRESSES section. DHS encourages you to submit comments through 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. If you 
cannot submit your material by using https://www.regulations.gov, 
contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this notice for alternate instructions. All comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov.

II. Background and Purpose

    The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, prohibits federal 
agencies from accepting for official purposes, a state issued driver's 
license or identification card, unless the state is meeting minimum 
security requirements in the Act and implementing regulations. The REAL 
ID Act requires applicants for a REAL ID-compliant license or card to 
present certain identity, and citizenship or lawful status, 
documentation and for states to verify and retain copies of that 
information.
    The REAL ID Act does not specify the mode for presenting the 
various identity and lawful status and citizenship documentation. 
However, the regulations include requirements for document 
authentication and in-person application. DHS is interested in all 
substantive business and technical proposals that could streamline REAL 
ID application requirements in a manner that continues to ensure the 
secure and reliable transmission and receipt of applicant information.
    DHS is therefore seeking public comment on how the development and 
deployment of additional capabilities or technologies can assist in 
streamlining the process for individuals to submit the required 
documentation and information when applying for a REAL ID-compliant 
driver's license or identification card. We are interested in concepts 
that reduce application burden, processing time, and administrative 
workload, and that effectively ensure security, protect privacy, and 
manage risk of fraud. We are also interested in concepts that identify 
the extent to which the additional capabilities or technologies will 
increase the adoption rate of individuals obtaining REAL ID-compliant 
identification. In addition, we are interested in any cost data on the 
purchase, installation, or implementation of these concepts.
    DHS requests comments from the public and interested stakeholders--
including entities engaged in the development, testing, and integration 
of these concepts--for near, medium, and long-term solutions.
    DHS will afford significantly greater weight to feedback that 
identifies specific capabilities and technologies, includes actionable 
data, or provides viable alternatives that meet statutory objectives 
and regulatory requirements. Feedback that simply states that a

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stakeholder feels strongly that DHS make a change, but that does not 
contain specific information on how the proposed change would 
streamline the process or reduce burdens, is much less useful to DHS. 
DHS is looking for new information or new economic (i.e., cost) data to 
support any proposed changes.
    DHS will review all submissions to determine the viability of 
specific proposals to meet the objective of streamlining the 
application process in accordance with the REAL ID Act and implementing 
regulations. DHS may contact individual submitters for more 
information. DHS reserves the right to use and share the information 
submitted with other federal agencies for purposes related to 
administering the REAL ID Act and implementing regulations.

III. Lists of Questions for Commenters

    We provide the below list of non-exhaustive questions to assist in 
the formulation of comments. However, we do not intend for the list to 
restrict the issues that commenters may address.
    1. What capabilities or technologies are available to allow 
applicants for REAL ID-compliant credentials to submit digitally, or 
have digitally submitted on their behalf by a trusted third party, the 
required documents and information to state driver's licensing 
agencies?
    2. How would states use such capabilities or technologies to 
authenticate the validity of submitted documents and information?
    3. How would states use such capabilities or technologies to verify 
an applicant's identity from the documents and information submitted?
    4. What would be the cost to a stakeholder to purchase, install, or 
implement these capabilities or technologies?
    5. What is the technical readiness level of the potential 
capabilities or technologies, where have they already been deployed, 
for what purposes, and what are the performance results?
    6. How would states use such capabilities or technologies to ensure 
that the information is submitted by the genuine applicant?
    7. How would the capabilities or technologies protect against fraud 
or identity theft?
    8. How would such capabilities or technologies protect the privacy 
of any submitted personally identifiable information?
    9. What, if any, new risks may result from the use of these new 
capabilities or technologies and how can they be effectively be 
managed?
    10. What security standards should the described capabilities or 
technologies meet?
    11. How would the capabilities or technologies be integrated into 
existing state application processes and systems?
    12. How quickly could the capabilities or technologies be developed 
and deployed by the states?
    13. How will the new capabilities or technologies increase the 
adoption rate of individuals obtaining REAL ID-compliant 
identification?
    The Department issues this notice solely for information and 
program planning purposes. Responses to this notice do not bind DHS to 
any further actions related to the response.

    Dated: November 1, 2019.
Chad Wolf,
Senior Official Performing the Duties of Under Secretary, Office of 
Strategy, Policy, and Plans, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2019-24330 Filed 11-6-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-9M-P